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How time flies! A quarter of 2017 has already flown past and I don’t have a lot to show for it! I’ve made some progress on the latest novel but not enough and the deadline is looming. Time to focus and move it along.
The Woman Next Door, which was released last July, has proved very popular and I thank all my readers for the enthusiastic and continuing interest in and support for my books. I really appreciate your loyalty and your feedback, and try to get back to everyone who e-mails me as soon as possible, but often not as quickly as I should.
I took a couple of risks with The Woman Next Door, by looking more closely at one of the darker sides of ageing – dementia. Some years ago my father developed Alzheimer’s disease and my mother another form of dementia. Since their deaths I have reflected on how inadequately I dealt with their sickness and my role as the sole carer. So I had wanted to write about this for some time, but to do so without it being deeply distressing. This seems to have been useful for many readers who have written to me and I am truly grateful for your messages, and feedback.
The next novel will be about women and reading – specifically about a rather unusual book club – always assuming it goes the way I anticipate!
If this is your first visit to the website thanks for dropping by – I hope it won’t be your last, and that you might take time to find out more about my books, visit the blog page and perhaps sign up to receive future blogs by email. You can do this by clicking the button on the foot of any page on this site
We had a couple of excellent events to celebrate launch of the The Women Next Door launch last year – you can see some photos on my blog.
And I am very pleased to say that the book continues to receive some really positive reviews and has been featured by several online blogs and newspapers. You can read all about those on the Reviews and Features page.